The YouTube parody of an iPhone-craving customer is a certifiable hit at more than 4 million views and counting. It’s pretty obvious why.
First and foremost it’s a critique of the cultlike following Apple products have. No surprise here. (Hey, I’m guilty. I have an iPhone 3GS and a couple of MacBooks. OK, I have an iPad too.) (continue reading…)
The mountain of damning evidence is incontrovertible: Apple’s iPhone 4 antenna design is flawed. Consumer Reports is only the latest publication to complete a battery of testing and declare what other reviewers have discovered as well: holding the phone a certain way causes repeatable reception problems that, in weaker signal areas, can lead to dropped calls. (continue reading…)
Using the iPad to track the weather balloon convinced Bill Wiley that the tablet computer is a breakthrough educational tool. “You can be sitting in a cornfield looking things up, or in the middle of the woods logging data,” he said.
The iPhone 4 may be as big a burden on mobile operators as previous iPhones, warns a research company’s report. According to Strand Consult, large subsidies for the new Apple smartphone may cut into mobile operators’ profits.
While the iPhone 4 has been a success with critics and consumers—call reception issues aside—Apple’s newest smartphone may pose the same problems for mobile carriers that earlier iPhone models have, Strand Consult said in a July 5 report. (continue reading…)
SHENZHEN, China — Last month, while enthusiastic consumers were playing with their new Apple iPhone 4, researchers in Silicon Valley were engaged in something more serious.